Working and Conference Papers
All of these papers are in Adobe PDF format.
Keeping Up with the Congressmen: Evaluating Constituents' Awareness of Redistricting, with Scott H. Huffmon (Winthrop University). To be presented at the 2013 Midwest Political Science Association and 2013 Alabama Political Science conferences, April 2013. A slide presentation associated with this paper is available here.
Group Decision-Making in Open Source Development: Putting Condorcet's Method in Practice. Presented at the 2013 Southern Political Science Association conference, January 2013.
Partisanship, Political Knowledge, and Changing Economic Conditions. Based on research previously presented at the 2010 American Political Science Association conference, September 2010; the 2011 Western Political Science Association conference, April 2011; and the 2011 European Political Science Association conference, June 2011. A (slightly outdated) slide presentation associated with this paper is available here.
The Truth is Never Black and White: The Persistence of Race-Related Interviewer Effects in Today's South, with Scott H. Huffmon (Winthrop University) and Adolphus G. Belk, Jr. (Winthrop). Previously presented at the 2010 Midwest Political Science Association conference, April 2010; a slide presentation associated with this paper is available here.
Accounting for the “Known Unknowns”: Incorporating Uncertainty in Second-Stage Estimation. Based on a poster presented at the 2007 Meeting of the Society of Political Methodology.
Geographic Data Visualization Using Open-Source Data and R. Poster presented at the 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2009.
Reforming Research Methods at a Minority-Serving Institution, with Lynne L. Manganaro (TAMIU) and Marcus Ynalvez (TAMIU). Presented at the 2009 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, February 2009.
Return to Normalcy? Recent Elections in New Orleans. Presented at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, April 2008.
Textbook Methodology: Undergraduate Research Methods as Depicted in Textbooks. Presented at the 2008 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, February 2008.
Should Voters Be Encyclopedias? Measuring Political Knowledge in the United States and the Netherlands. Revised version of a paper presented at MPSA in April 2007 (further revised from the version presented at SPSA in January 2007); presentations based on this research are available in PDF handout and slideshow form.
Of Shirking, Outliers, and Statistical Artifacts: Lame-Duck Legislators and Support for Impeachment (updated as of 16 March 2006). A briefer version of this paper appeared as a research note in Political Research Quarterly in 2007 (see above).
A previous version of the paper, as presented at APSA and SPSA, looking at the impeachment question more broadly is here.
Estimating Cross-Over Voting in the 2005 Jackson, Miss. Democratic Mayoral Primary via Ecological Inference; paper presented at the 2006 SPSA conference.
Political Sophistication and Conditional Strategic Behavior in U.S. Presidential Elections; paper presented at the 2005 SPSA Conference.
Also available: the PDF slides from my April 2006 PARISS presentation at Duke in handout and slideshow form.
Iraq, 9/11, and the War; paper presented at the 2004 MPSA Conference.
Rock & Roll Will Never Die?: A discussion of the seeming failure of Rock The Vote, with Scott H. Huffmon (Winthrop University) and Bobbi Gentry (formerly at Winthrop, now a Ph.D. student at the CUNY Graduate Center); paper presented at the 2003 APSA conference.
Heuristics, Hillary Clinton, and Health Care Reform, with Harvey D. Palmer (formerly at the University of Mississippi, now at SUNY Buffalo); paper presented at the 2002 Annual National Conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Data used is from the 1994 National Election Study.
Redundant Arrays of IDE Drives, with David A. Sanders and a host of other physicists at the University of Mississippi. Paper presented at the 2001 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. Supported by U.S. Department of Energy grants DE-FG05-91ER40622 and DE-AC02-76CH03000.
Deference or Dissent? Congress Responds to U.S. v. Eichman; paper presented at the 2001 SPSA Conference.
The Evolution of the Normal Vote in the 1990s; paper presented at the 2001 WPSA Conference. (Data is from the NES.)
Regime Stability and Presidential Government: A Preliminary Analysis, with Jennifer Hayes (now at the University of Houston); paper presented at the 2000 SPSA Conference.
Beyond the Crossroads: Memphis at the Threshold of Non-Racial Politics?; paper presented at the 2000 MWPSA Conference.